Learn about traditional Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture through displays, activities and entertainment in Cultural Walk at Friday night's Cowboys home game.
The North Queensland Toyota Cowboys are proud to host exhibitors sharing their rich culture and history with members and fans attending the Round 14 Cowboys Deadly Choices Round clash with the Dragons.
Cultural Walk returns for its second year at Queensland Country Bank Stadium, continuing the Cowboys' commitment to using home games as a platform to encourage inclusion in our community.
Friday night's activities aim to contribute to reconciliation and build awareness and understanding of Indigenous culture and will feature the Wulgurukaba Walkabouts, who will present the event's official Welcome to Country and perform on-field in the pre-game show.
Exhibitor Evelyn Bill, owner of Bina’s Kitchen, said Cultural Walk would provide an opportunity to showcase her Torres Strait Island cuisine, including raw ingredients, recipes and traditional dishes.
“It’s good to get our food out there to see what other people think about it, for them to learn about our culture and we can learn about their culture,” she said.
“Reconciliation means a lot to me. It’s where everyone comes together and reconciles which is a really good thing.
“It’s important to me, my family and our culture to get to know everyone from other cultures too.”
The Cultural Walk festivities will be located in the Northern fan zone inside Gate A at Queensland Country Bank Stadium from gates open at 6.25pm until NRL kick off at 7.55pm.
Cultural Walk is a reconciliation initiative proudly supported by the Department of Seniors, Disability Services and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships through the Celebrating Reconciliation Small Grants Program.
On-field, this will be the first opportunity for the team to wear the 2022 Cowboys Indigenous jersey at home, after it debuted against the Panthers during NRL Indigenous Round.
The jerseys, featuring the ‘My Journey My Way’ design by Margaret Mara, will be up for auction from Saturday 11 June via cowboys.com.au/auction, with all proceeds to the Cowboys Community Foundation, supporting NRL Cowboys House.